A Magic Combination

Looking for change? Consider the rewards of kids franchising in entertainment!

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Starting on a new career path can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! When you invest in a new franchise, you gain the magic combination of corporate support and enjoy greater freedom with the opportunity to direct your own future.

Starting a new business from scratch involves an investment that is difficult to predict and a return on that investment that may take years. On the other hand, franchising allows owners to take advantage of an existing brand. Costs are more predictable and easier to plan for, and you are likely to achieve a return on your investment more quickly since most franchises stay open longer than solo ventures do.

Young Chefs Academy teacher helping a young girl in this kids franchise in the entertainment industry.

Choosing a Franchise

How do you know if a franchise is a good one? The best franchises are those that care about and support the success of their owners. After all, the success or failure of each location reflects back on the overall image of the brand. You should expect your franchise to be actively invested in you. At Young Chefs Academy, we are a kids franchise in entertainment activities that works hard to do just that! We provide thorough, fun, delicious training for our owners.

You’ll learn more about our brand, and we’ll guide you in finding the perfect location, obtaining the appropriate permits and licenses, and walk you through all the other basics of operating your business so you can be confident from day one.

Not only do we provide training, we also help you promote your business. Not just while you ramp up for your grand opening, but for years to come! We provide regular training and marketing updates to help you continue to grow your business. Run into any unexpected problems? Don’t worry. We’ll be there to help. We’re always a phone call, email or text away.

At Young Chefs Academy, we recognize that our most valuable source of information is you, our owners! After all, you are in your community, working with customers directly.

We actively seek feedback from our owners on how our products and services can evolve to fit the changing needs and interests of your customers. Have an idea? We pledge to work with you through a collaborative effort to bring those viable ideas that will positively impact the entire system to life.

We truly value the voices and opinions of our owners. After all, Young Chefs Academy cannot be successful without our dedicated owners and their marvelous teams!

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Young Chefs Academy Investment


Highest Unit Gross Sales


Average Unit Gross Sales

*Based on total gross sales for Young Chefs Academy in the highest and average units for the 12-month period ending December 31, 2022 as per the 2023 FDD.  See Item 19 of the Young Chefs Academy 2023 FDD.
A new franchisee's results may differ from the represented performance.  There is no assurance that you will do as well and you must accept that risk.  This offering is made by prospectus only.

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"This is the perfect recipe for showing children cooking is a lifelong skill that can be artistic, creative, and fun"

Julie Burleson
Young Chefs Academy Founder/CEO

Kids Chef Franchise Owner Owner of a Kids Franchise

Young Chefs Academy has great opportunities for kids and owners through kids franchise entertainment.

Can You Make a Profit with Kid Entertainment Franchises?

Absolutely! In fact, Young Chefs Academy draws on a truly magical combination of thriving industries to create our recipe for success: the children’s education industry and the children’s entertainment industry.

With schools cutting back on extracurricular programs, cuts in recess and physical education and more time spent in front of screens to learn, more and more parents frequently look to external sources that provide support for their child’s growth. These industries are also incredibly resistant to recession. Even during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Young Chefs Academy remained profitable for owners, and in 2022, the average unit gross sales for owners was $266,864*.

Not only do we draw on two thriving industries, but we also benefit from the continued popularity of cooking programs! Cooking shows aren’t just popular among adults — they’re popular among kids as well, creating increased demand for cooking classes that cater to younger cooks.

At Young Chefs Academy we don’t just offer a kid’s cooking class or two, we offer years worth of programming all made with young cooks in mind! Children can progress through our programming and earn patches as they go to demonstrate their skill sets as they work toward the coveted black master chef jacket!

Is Young Chefs Academy Affordable to Own?

Young Chefs Academy is proud to be one of the most affordable investment opportunities in kids entertainment. We offer lower than average initial costs alongside low operating costs overall. Our owners are also able to take advantage of our highly scalable model to open additional locations and grow their revenue over time.

Young Chefs Academy Code of Values

Code of Values


We are committed to treating every person how they would want to be treated. We are committed to being incredibly kind in everything we do.


We believe that every person is right from their own perspective and deserves empathy.


Children are our focus. We are committed to making a positive lasting influence on the children we serve.


We operate above the line. We do the right thing whether or not someone is watching and whether or not it is easy.


Every business action we take is driven by our enthusiasm and strong sense of purpose for the joy and value we are bringing to our customers' lives.

Extraordinary Experience

We strive to provide an extraordinary experience from every touchpoint.

Profitable and Positive

Owning a business takes work, but the work at Young Chefs Academy is truly rewarding. You have the opportunity every day to see children and teens in your community gain confidence while they learn new skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. As they continue to come back year after year, you’ll build incredible relationships of trust with them and with their families that make all the hard work worthwhile not only financially but personally as well.

If you’re looking to start a new career, Young Chefs Academy is the perfect option for anyone looking for work that is intrinsically motivating and a source for positive growth.

Young Chefs Academy owner smiling with a pan of gingerbread

Contact us today to learn how you can get started on opening your own Young Chefs Academy!

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